Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Archive for October 22nd, 2009

An old ebay member from China returns with fake flash drives

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chinashopstore88

Whoever owns the ebay ID chinashopstore88 has been on ebay since 2002 but has been inactive for some time. This ebay member has recently started selling fake flash drives – other models besides the one shown above are available for you to trash your files without making a large investment.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 10:56 PM

We think these flash drives on ebay are fake capacity

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gxytym131488

We think the capacity of these flash drives from gxytym131488 will be nowhere near 32GB. We suspect the will prove to be programmed to display 32GB to the operating system but this will not be the truth. Such flash drives will destroy users’ data after a while.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Another devious gremlin pretends ebay item is in the UK

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chunfenglingdou168

Seller chunfenglingdou168 is a devious gremlin from China pretending that this classic fake flash drive is located in the UK to fool buyers into thinking this is a UK seller. Anyone who buys one of these will end up with corrupted files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have purchased a false capacity device on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Fake 128GB Kingston flash drive on ebay USA

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menaadly

The model of Kingston flash drive shown in this listing on ebay USA by menaadly is not made in 128GB capacity. We expect it came from one of the fraudulent wholesalers that supply counterfeits. The seller may be unaware of this. We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 4:05 PM

This 128GB Kingston on ebay seems far to cheap to be genuine

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b.michigan.dx33

We don’t see that seller b.michigan.dx33 would take the risk of listing these 128GB Kingston flash drives on ebay USA at below the price paid for them. Therefore we conclude that they were too cheap to be genuine and came from one of the many fraudulent wholesale outlets.

The seller may be unaware that there is such a thing as counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives – which is what we think these are.

This seller is giving away 64GB brand name flash drives with the writeable DVDs being sold. The DVDs are probably fine but we’d suggest that buyers take a hammer to the flash drives rather than using them as we think they will be fakes that trash users’ files.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Seller in Malaysia lists fraudsters’ favourite on ebay

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shoppingmall77

This flash drive listed by shoppingmall77 is a favourite for reprogramming to fake capacities. Seems that this seller purchased them from one of the many fraudulent suppliers. These drives corrupt users’ files. The seller may be unaware of the fact that they are fakes.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 22, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Anyone buying one of these on ebay will have unhappy days!

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UK ebay seller happiedays111 has listed a number of patently counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives in ebay auctions. These fakes will trash users’ files after a while. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 22, 2009 at 9:30 AM